A Deal Is A Deal

To help us learn the rules of the road, the Hu-Dad treats us for passing other dogs well. Roscoe claimed a deal is a deal even if the dog looks funny.

Pay up, Hu-Dad - a deal is a deal
Pay up, Hu-Dad

When passing other dogs on a trail, Roscoe can be a little challenged to behave well. To help him learn his manners, Hu-Dad treated us if we pass other canines respectfully. Now, when Roscoe passes a dog, he turns to Hu-Dad to request his treat. This has extended to dogs not on the trail, but in their own yards. Yesterday morning, Roscoe argued passing a particularly chubby squirrel in a tree was more or less the same thing, so he said a deal was a deal. Where’s my treat?


  1. Juno's mom on October 20, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    He’s a good student and such a sweetie.

  2. HokiePack on October 20, 2022 at 11:39 am

    He is such a cutie ! He should get treats anytime he wants them 🐾😊

  3. Debbie & Miss Ruby on October 20, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Treats are great for training. I have created a few “treat monsters” over the years!!! Miss Ruby is by far the worst.

  4. mary michaud on October 20, 2022 at 7:50 am

    I may need to take your advice and use treats for my new doggie who also likes to bark at any passing dogs, squirrels, or anything that moves.

  5. JEAN BURKHARDT on October 20, 2022 at 6:29 am

    AAWW Hu-Dad-LOOK at that face. I mean a promise IS a promise although a squirrel is NOT a dog Roscoe! So-did he get a treat??

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